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Family and Consumer Science, B.S.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Indiana, PA, United States
The youth of today clearly benefit from learning about wise consumer choices, preparing nutritious meals, nurturing children, managing personal finances, and the importance of a balanced lifestyle. We offer a bachelor degree in Family and Consumer Science at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 
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As a K-12 Family and Consumer Sciencemajor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, you’ll gain the academic and hands-on training needed to become a successful teacher in this field.

To prepare you for your career as an educator, Indiana University of Pennsylvania has a range of coursework covering family and consumer topics as well as the strategies and methodology used by teachers. Some of the classes you’ll take include the teaching of family life education, school law, child development, nutrition, personal and family management, textiles, and educational psychology.

IUP has Earned a Reputation for Excellence in Teacher Education

  • The Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in K-12 family and consumer sciences will prepare you for a career as a teacher, and our extensive student teaching program will give you the skills you’ll need to lead a classroom.
  • Along with the public schools, teachers in this field may find employment in health or social service settings. Teaching young people how to establish productive and satisfying home and community lives can be very rewarding. 
  • Through your work as an educator, you will inspire others to manage with reason and creativity the challenges of living and working in our society.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Family and Consumer Sciences programs transform lives through linking research- and evidence-based education with life experiences in order to improve their lives, families, and communities. 
  • You’ll make a profound contribution to your community by educating others about the rigors and joys of nurturing a family. Make a difference in K-12 public school classrooms, or engage community service programs designed to improve well-being. In either arena, you’ll be a valued contributor.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • $25 Application Fee
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • International Student Financial Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Passport Copy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7916 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5475 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Indiana

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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